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Elementary is an American crime drama series that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. The series was created by Robert Doherty and stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. The first season premiered on CBS in September 2012 and season two began airing in October 2013. The series is set and filmed primarily in New York City.

The show follows Holmes, a recovering drug addict and former consultant to Scotland Yard, as he assists the New York City Police Department in solving various crimes. His indifference of police procedures often lead to conflict with Captain Thomas "Tommy" Gregson (Aidan Quinn) though the two have a mutual respect for one another. He is initially accompanied by Watson as his sober companion. She is a former surgeon and was hired by Holmes father to help him in his rehabilitation. However, they soon form a bond and she begins training as Holmes apprentice detective. Although the series portrays many crimes and culprits, it also features Holmes conflict with Moriarty and Irene Adler (Natalie Dormer). Other supporting roles include Jon Michael Hill as Detective First Grade Marcus Bell and Rhys Ifans as Mycroft Holmes, who wishes for Sherlock to return to England.

On 23 October 2012, CBS picked up Elementary for a full season. On 15 November 2012, the network ordered two additional episodes, bringing the total number of episodes to 24. On 27 March 2013, the series was renewed for its second season, which premiered on 26 September 2013 with an episode filmed on location in London.


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Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Nine episodes have been produced, the first three of which aired in 2010. Series two aired in 2012, and a third series aired in the first quarter of 2014. The third series has become the UK's most watched drama series since 2001.

Sherlock depicts "consulting detective" Holmes, assisted by his flatmate, Dr John Watson who has returned from military service in Afghanistan, helping the Metropolitan Police Service, primarily Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves), in solving various crimes. Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes' conflict with his archnemesis Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) is a recurring feature. Sue Vertue and Elaine Cameron of Hartswood Films produced the series for the BBC and co-produced it with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series on PBS. The series is primarily filmed in Cardiff, Wales. North Gower Street in London is used for exterior shots of Holmes and Watson's 221B Baker Street residence. In January 2014, Moffat has announced that a fourth series has been commissioned, with scripts being planned.

Critical reception was extremely positive, with many reviews commending the quality of the writing, performances and direction. Sherlock has been nominated for numerous awards including: BAFTAs, Emmys and Golden Globe, and winning several awards across a variety of categories. Sherlock has been sold to over 200 territories.


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